s the Golf Association of Philadelphia
prepares to undergo the most expansive growth spurt in its 121-year
history, it seems fitting that its new president, T. Quinn Spitzer, has
spent more than four decades as a management consultant to
corporate goliaths such as German automaker BMW.
Spitzer, 68, of Holland, Pa., a longtime member of Huntingdon Valley
Country Club, was elected the GAP’s 33rd president during the Associ-
ation’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 26 at Wilmington Country Club. Spitzer
succeeds Robert M. Morey of Merion Golf Club, under whom he served
as Vice President and member of the Association’s Executive Committee
for the past three years. Like his predecessors, Spitzer is expected to
serve three one-year terms as President.
“He is a logical choice and a perfect fit,” Morey said of Spitzer. “He has
the respect of everybody on the board.”
Spitzer’s younger brother, John, who is the United States Golf Asso-
ciation’s (USGA) managing director of equipment standards, said that
Spitzer, a high school debate champion in Georgia, will never be at a
loss for words.
“He is smart, he is honest and he has a good way about him,” said
the younger Spitzer, 61, of Morrisville, Pa. “That, coupled with his general
ABY JOE LOGAN
T. Quinn Spitzer